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A Valentine - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines! - they hold a treasure
Divine- a talisman- an amulet
That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure-
The words- the syllables! Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor
And yet there is in this no Gordian knot
Which one might not undo without a sabre,
If one could merely comprehend the plot.
Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
Of poets, by poets- as the name is a poet's, too,
Its letters, although naturally lying
Like the knight Pinto- Mendez Ferdinando-
Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.


Comments about A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Gold Star - 83,479 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/25/2017 10:34:00 AM)

    Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
    Great poem, thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 83,479 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/25/2017 10:30:00 AM)

    Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
    Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
    Beautiful poem. Thanks poet. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,864 Points M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 11:35:00 AM)

    I'm guessing that he really was aware that every poet and literary giant knew within seconds who this valentine was addressed to. Apparently this anacrostic type device was commonly used back then. Although married to Virginia at the time, he and this also married poet Frances were having this SECRET love affair that they SUBTLY conducted with love poems flying back and forth to each other and displayed ever so QUIETLY in publications. I have to think the clever writer in Poe knew the puzzle would be deciphered in minutes- he was just deliberately flashing his scandalous relationship with 'Fanny' Osgood in front of society. And here I thought Poe was always in the grasp of a huge melancholy over women he had loved from afar and who had died - -tragically, of course. As far as the quality of this poem, I think all his other works were masterpieces and this a mere toy, a plaything, that he sported around with. Even so, it sparkles with literary excellence. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Valentine

  1. 1. A Valentine , Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 2. To My Valentine , Ogden Nash
  3. 3. A Valentine , Lewis Carroll
  4. 4. " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. , Richard Lovelace
  5. 5. Autumn Valentine , Dorothy Parker
  6. 6. *** Thou -My Valentine *** , ANJALI SINHA
  7. 7. A Blue Valentine , Joyce Kilmer
  8. 8. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son , Ogden Nash
  9. 9. Go, Valentine , Robert Southey
  10. 10. A Valentine , Eugene Field
  11. 11. ! From Heart To Heart - A Valentine Wish , Linda Ori
  12. 12. To His Fairest Valentine, Mrs. A.L. , Richard Lovelace
  13. 13. The Talking Back Of Miss Valentine Jones.. , June Jordan
  14. 14. A Valentine Poem , David Harris
  15. 15. The Beggar's Valentine , Vachel Lindsay
  16. 16. Be My Space-Time Einstein Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  17. 17. Valentine In Pensive Mood , C. P. Sharma
  18. 18. Be My Valentine , Meggie Gultiano
  19. 19. 0109 Upon The Feast Of Saint Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  20. 20. Valentine Love Song , ENOCH JOHN
  21. 21. A Valentine For An Old Love , C.J. Heck
  22. 22. Valentine , Elinor Morton Wylie
  23. 23. A Poem To Honor St. Valentine , Hugh Cobb
  24. 24. 'An Old School Valentine' , Linda Winchell
  25. 25. Saint Valentine Defines Tough Love , Michael Shepherd
  26. 26. ! ! ! A Very Indian Valentine Poem , Raveendran N.V.
  27. 27. Valentine By A Telegraph Clerk , James Clerk Maxwell
  28. 28. *happy Valentine , Sadiqullah Khan
  29. 29. .valentine 2009 , C R Clark
  30. 30. ! To My Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  31. 31. Valentine , JOE POEWHIT
  32. 32. *on This Valentine , Sadiqullah Khan
  33. 33. Valentine Moon. , Fay Slimm
  34. 34. ! Saint Valentine On Tough Love , Michael Shepherd
  35. 35. My Valentine Day 4 You~ I Love You... , Dislocated Heart
  36. 36. Of My Valentine Flower , Kesav Venkat Easwaran
  37. 37. To A Valentine , William Strode
  38. 38. For My Valentine............ , Sebastine Humaemo
  39. 39. The Modern Valentine , sylvia spencer
  40. 40. ~ Red Neck - Valentine ~ , Thad Wilk
  41. 41. ***ph Valentine***(To All) , DAKOTA AUSTIN
  42. 42. I Have Found My Valentine , C. P. Sharma
  43. 43. Inside Of Me (A Valentine Poem) , Rommel Filoteo
  44. 44. Haiku - Valentine (Inspired By Edgar All.. , john tiong chunghoo
  45. 45. An Alien's Valentine , John Thorkild Ellison
  46. 46. Tanka - Valentine Roses , john tiong chunghoo
  47. 47. Awaiting Her Valentine. , Fay Slimm
  48. 48. Valentine , Sally Plumb Plumb
  49. 49. Valentine Without You , lil island Gal
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